In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act, also known as the ARP Act, was signed into law. In the ARP act, $122 billion was dedicated to the Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief (ESSER) funds. This grant is known as ARP Act ESSER III. The intent and purpose of the ARP Act ESSER III education funding is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus on students.
Calvert ISD will apply for funding to receive our allocation of the ESSER funds.
A minimum of 20 percent of such funds must be used to address learning loss through the implementation of evidence-based interventions, such as summer learning or summer enrichment, extended day, comprehensive afterschool programs, or extended school year programs, and ensure that such interventions respond to students’ academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on the student subgroups described in the law.
We will seek and encourage input from all groups so that we can complete our plan and submit to TEA.